GoAir to double commercial flights to 561 per week by end-November
17 November 2007New Delhi: GoAir has received a new A320 aircraft from Airbus, its second delivery as part of a $1.2 billion order placed with Airbus last year. The fleet comprises of Airbus A320 family aircraft, capable of accommodating a maximum of 180 passengers in a single-class seating configuration.
Commenting on the new delivery Jeh Wadia, managing director, GoAir said: "The new aircraft we have received is the second delivery of our $ 1.2 billion order we placed with Airbus last year. Following the induction of the new aircraft, we shall be operating 561 commercial flights per week under the new winter schedule. We plan to have 41 aircraft by March 2012."
GoAir says that it has been consistently recording highest load factors in the industry, with the average flown load factor during the first half of this financial year being 81 per cent. The airline also said that it had recorded a108 per cent growth in passenger traffic at the close of the first half of the current fiscal.
"We have been recording escalating growth in passenger traffic flown on a quarter-on-quarter basis. At the close of the second quarter of the current fiscal, GoAir''s passenger traffic volume increased by 123 per cent. In the first quarter, we had recorded 95 per cent growth in passenger traffic," affirmed Wadia.
According to the airline, with the onset of the festive and tourist season in India, it is poised to maintain this growth trend during the third quarter as well.
GoAir is all set to double its flight operations from 259 to 561 commercial flights per week by November-end, despite the fact that it has no plans to add new destinations to its current network during the fiscal. It said that it would stay completely focused on the 11 destinations it is currently operating to.